I think the notion of FF = heavier lens may not be true

Started Nov 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
shigzeo Senior Member • Posts: 1,818
Re: I think the notion of FF = heavier lens may not be true

AlbertInFrance wrote:

I do know that the smallest lens I own is my 50mm f:1.8 Nikkor AIS. Same diameter but a touch shorter than my Fuji 18mm f:2.

Of course, the adapter for X-mount makes the Nikkor a bit longer than the Fuji 35mm, but nothing like the size of the Fuji 56mm, judging from the pictures Fuji have already put out.

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The smallest lens I have is the Canon 35/2 LTM, which weighs less than 170g, all metal, 35mm image circle. It is tiny. The 50/1,8 AiS lens dwarfs it completely. If you want small, compact and built for a life time, pick up LTM and M lenses from a few years ago. Modern Leica lenses are almost the size of modern SLR screw-mount AF lenses, though typically still much smaller than SLR AFS lenses.

Fuji's lenses are massive and still only APSC.

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